Accused in gold fraud case tells court he was just a driver to the complainant

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Milimani Law Courts.

One of the suspects in a fraud case where a Brazilian businessman lost over Sh 23 million has told court that he was just a driver to the complainant before his arrest.

Roy Shirekuli told trial magistrate Wendy Kagendo that he drove the complainant to the police station to report the matter.

Shirekuli who is representing himself in the case is charged alongside controversial businessman Jared Kiasa Otieno, Philip Nahashon Aroko, Munzala Javier Rumili and Sikanda Ismael Abdalla.

They are all accused of defrauding Brazilian national Samir Entoro the Sh 23 million by falsely pretending that they would ship to him eight kilograms of gold from Nairobi to Dubai.

The accused persons are alleged to have committed the offence between May and June 2018.

While cross-examining an officer who was testifying, Shirekuli asked the officer if he saw him at the station when the matter was reported.

Officer Ahmed Hussein told the court that he did see Shirekuli driving the complainant.

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He told the court that he only drove the complainant to the station to report the matter and had nothing to do with the gold fraud.

The will proceed virtually on 9th December since the witness, an advocate who allegedly received the money, will be out of the country.

The court heard that there are four witnesses who are yet to testify including the complainant.

The prosecution also informed the court that the complainant is indisposed and is not yet sure when he will testify.